Swa: The Struggle for National Selfhood Past, Present and Future



The Nation that has no consciousness of the past cannot give shape to a great and glorious future. Reclaiming our past and recapturing the Dharmic vision is important for the furtherance of our future, to help us emerge as a confident nation capable of playing its civilizational role. History was a tool used first by our colonial masters, then by their Nehruvian successors and the Left-Liberal cabal to colonize our minds and impede our rise from the abyss of a slavish mindset. Shri Nandakumar surveys the entire freedom movement from a historical perspective to bring out in absorbing detail the real motivation of our freedom fighters – to preserve and revitalize the Swa Consciousness – our National Selfhood. The book provides us a new template to view our past.

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“Our journey from Swadheehnta (Self-Rule) to Swatantrata (Self-model of Governance) is far from complete” – Dr Mohan Bhagwat, Sarsanghchalak, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

About the Author
J Nandakumar, the National Convenor of Prajna Pravah, a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated organization, is a multifaceted personality. He is an accomplished author, an eminent intellectual, a powerful orator, a gifted poet, and an able organization-builder. Born in Kerala’s Pandalam, Nandakumar, an RSS pracharak who has dedicated his entire life to the nation’s cause, unmasked the savage face of CPI(M) at the national level through his relentless campaign against the Marxist party’s murder-politics in its Kerala strongholds. He was Editor of Kesari, the largest-read weekly magazine in Malayalam. He has authored several books, including the Amazon best-seller Hindutva for the Changing Times, brought out by Indus Scrolls Press. He also edited Lok, Beyond Folk: Reimagining Bharat’s Future Based on National Selfhood.

About the Book
The driving force behind a plethora of socio-cultural, political, religious and reform movements launched by great visionaries at different periods ever since the first war of independence has more to it than mere transfer of power from one set of rulers to another. Our great men held on to the core Hindu values that sustained this great civilization.

In this book, the author has undertaken to unfold the untold aspects of the freedom struggle with an aim to throw light on the fundamental ideas that inspired our freedom fighters. This book will kindle great interest in the students of history and general public for undertaking deeper study of the subject.


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